confinement by pistache

confinement

watched my fav rave brooke shaden giving two presentations at the online sony kando conference. she is just so inspiring, in terms of sharing how she creates her fine art, but also how she operates in the world. i'm determining to try to be more intentional in my composite images, and i was awake at 2am with my head buzzing with ideas for some themes, ways of illustrating them. i want to create some images around the theme of confinement, and this is the first. had a little shoot on this old-style bed this morning and added it to a picture from way back in march 2017 of the sea at budleigh salterton, a lovely old town on the south devon coast. plus a french cat and two australian gulls - wanted to make them more visible but it just didn't happen. best on black for anyone who hasn't nodded off ;)
Blimey Clare, I clicked on the link, you could teach HER a thing or two about compositing! This one is very clever
August 16th, 2020  
You is amazing
August 16th, 2020  
This is beautiful!
August 16th, 2020  
Very clever composite.
August 16th, 2020  
Clever Clare, that's you! Super composite!
August 16th, 2020  
Wow, great idea
August 16th, 2020  
Wow! This is amazing!
August 16th, 2020  
Ditto to all the above. I've not heard of Brooke Shaden before, but certainly worth looking at. Composites haven't been my "thing" but one never knows.
August 16th, 2020  
Fantastic image and does certainly fit with th theme of confinement. I too wish the cat were a bit more ‘present’ but I like the gull on the foot board just as he is.
August 16th, 2020  
This is fantastic, Clare. I look forward to your inspiring compositions!
August 17th, 2020  
Ditto Joanne
August 17th, 2020  
Fav
August 17th, 2020  
So love this, and am looking forward to more. I admire you and your creative path. Fav
August 17th, 2020  
This one is a delightful composition. Really tells a story!
August 17th, 2020  
What wonderful storytelling, and such a beautiful image. An instant fav.
August 17th, 2020  
Fantastically done!!
August 17th, 2020  
This is so absolutely amazing and has a magical vibe!
August 17th, 2020  
oh this is like a great dream!
August 17th, 2020  
nicely done. I bought all her tutorials on composites and enjoyed them. Interesting style. fav
August 17th, 2020  
Absolutely amazing excited to see more
August 17th, 2020  
Fav!! 😀
August 17th, 2020  
Fabulously done! I have watched a bit of Brooke. She's talented. For me this gives a feeling of a nightmare, except that the person does not look scared.
August 17th, 2020  
Well done. Maybe you just gained freedom?
August 17th, 2020  
Excellent concept and execution- all the pieces really fit so well together and I think that's the key with this type of composite. It's not successful if the parts don't look like they were meant to go together, but these do.
August 17th, 2020  
there is nothing left to say. just take the fav, and a smile of admiration.
August 18th, 2020  
i've seen her stuff and been meaning to do one, but gone lazy. and gone fatter than before i need a wide lens to take a self portrait. 🤣 this is excellent!
August 18th, 2020  
Your composites are amazing, such wonderful storytelling and beautifully put together.
August 18th, 2020  
Wow Clare this is amazing, what a fabulous composite. Huge fav for me.
August 18th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond haha jackie you are too, too kind ;)
@granagringa oh yes - give it a go! there are lots of tutorials on youtube about how to get started
@jernst1779 thank you jean. i thought about that - always want to keep my face obscured was the first thing, and secondly i wanted the viewer to decide for themselves what their emotion would be in this situation ;)
@haskar i think you hit the nail on the head! thank you :) so much of it is about freedom from the negative thoughts i tell myself about having a go, and putting my images out there ...
@olivetreeann thank you ann! i so agree with you. i think i knew this all along but didn't want to face it, so i settled for less, and usually that led to a lack of coherence. i want sometimes to create an image with birds, butterflies, flowers and maybe a wonky house just for the fun of it, but i also want to stumble my way into more thoughtful pieces. thank you for taking the time to share your insight :)
@helenhall i appreciate your kind support as always :)
@summerfield do it vikki, do it! thank you for commenting ;)
August 19th, 2020  
excellent!
August 22nd, 2020  
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